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First semester exams will be held December 13-15, 2022. Second semester exams will be held May 22-24, 2023.

Exams will only be given in the core classes (Bible, English, History, Math, Science). 

Exams may look a bit different depending on the subject and teacher, so please refer to each teacher for specifics.
The following general information pertains to all exams/students:

1). Grade Weighting: Because of this change our grade weighting will be as follows. The 1st Semester grade given in December will be Q1 = 40%, Q2 = 40%, Exam = 20%. Similarly the 2nd Semester grade given in May will be Q3 = 40%, Q4 = 40%, Exam = 20%.

2). "A" Exemptions (standard & honors level classes): Students who have earned an "A" average (90 or above) for Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 averaged together will be exempt from taking the semester exams for standard and honor level classes only. The purpose of this is to incentivize each student to do their very best throughout the semester. Additionally, we feel that if students earn a high average through the semester they have gained mastery of the necessary concepts.
***If your student is in an AP or Dual Enrollment level class the student will be required to take the semester exam even if they have an "A" average in the class. These classes are college level classes and are not exempt from exams.


Q&A
 

What is the benefit for middle school to take exams in this format? 
We operate our middle school in such a way to prepare our students for the academic rigors of high school. This is just another example of how we fulfill that promise.

When will my student and I know if they are exempt from taking an exam?
Teachers will notify students and parents by email by December 9, 2022 if the student is exempt.

On the schedule there are blocks 1-6, what does this mean?
Each block will be utilized for one semester exam. Students should sign-up for one block for every exam they have to take. Each teacher will have six exam blocks available. Please make sure not to sign-up for multiple teachers in each exam block.

How does my student sign up for an exam block?
A sign-up genius will be sent in the first week of quarter 2. However, students will not know exemption until Friday, December 9th.

What if my student tries to sign up for a block that is full?
Blocks will be signed up for on a first come first serve basis. Your student will have to choose a different day/time for their exam if a block is full.

What if my student signs up for an afternoon block, can they come to school at 7:45am?
Yes, teachers that are not proctoring exams will be holding various activities, such as a study room, activities in the gym, and art projects. Students must be signed up using the sign-up genius for one of the free blocks.

Can my student come to school if they have no exams?
Yes, teachers that are not proctoring exams will be holding various activities, such as a study room, activities in the gym, and art projects. Students must be signed up using the sign-up genius for one of the free blocks.

Can my student leave if they finish before the block ends?
No, students will need to remain in their classroom until the block ends. Please have your student bring a book to read in case they finish early. No devices can be used.

Is aftercare provided for the exam days?
No, aftercare is not provided. All students need to be picked up by 12:00pm on December 13-15, 2022.

What is the dress-code?
Normal school dress code applies.

If I have questions, who do I contact?
Contact your students' teacher with any questions.